16 June 2019 - Choral Evensong
This service was the last of the academic term and includes music by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943).
Stanford’s Evening Service in G was composed in 1902 and dedicated to Sir George C Martin, organist of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Hymn of the Cherubim is one of twenty movements from Rachmaninoff’s Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.
Let us represent the cherubim in mystic harmony,
praise the Father, Son and Spirit,
raise our three-fold song, praise the Trinity,
Let us now cast aside all this earthly life.
King of all, we may receive God the King, we may receive Him!
He who in glory enters in with mighty hosts of angels. Alleluia!